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“What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.”

Julia Cameron

“Everything happens for a reason. Every action has a reaction. Always remember that whats meant to be will always find a way to come about.”

“Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.”

Albert Schweitzer

Last October a student wrote me on facebook saying that she wanted to get together with me to talk about something.  That’s all she said.  “Sure!” I said.  “Meet me at our restaurant, Prana.”

Meet we did, and we chatted about many things, among them, Prana Brooklyn.  She wanted us to open a studio in Brooklyn and girlfriend had it all figured out.  ;)    Now I’m a very open person and I’m always (well almost always) open to what the Universe brings me, so I listened to Ossi with an open heart and just let her words wash over me.  At the end of our meeting I told her I’d meditate on it.

The very same week a good friend of mine announced to me that she wanted us to open a Prana in Maine.  And she’d found the space.  (Yes, the very same week).  She said she loves Prana and it was just too far for her to drive to practice at Prana (an hour), so she wanted us to open there, four doors up from her house.  ;)   When I mentioned this to one of our Prana teachers that day, she immediately said, “I’ll manage it!”

Very long story short, Prana Brooklyn is being built as I type and will open sometime this summer.  Prana Maine, on the other hand, will not.  In an odd turn of events, the landlord never called us back after we saw the space—and wanted it.  It was built five years ago and she’s never had a tenant.  I’ll just leave it at that.

Meanwhile, the Prana teacher who wanted to manage Prana Maine was waiting, waiting, waiting for it to come through.  I felt bad that it wasn’t flowing, but this Supermom don’t mess wit the Universe.  Yet, I felt for our teacher (also my good friend).  She needed to move out of her rented home, and fast.  It was being sold and so since nothing was happening with Prana Maine, she and her husband and son moved in with her Mom in Connecticut.  Her mom is awesome but, well, you know, it’s challenging to live with your Mom, no matter how great she is.

 

But she hung in there.  Then one day, she needed to get out of the house and take a breather and asked her Mom if there were any yoga studios around.  Her Mom said yes and directed her to a nearby studio.  When she got there she noticed that the studio was long gone—it had been gone for a year.  But the landlord happened to be there.  She chatted with the landlord and, well, one thing lead to another.  She took over the yoga studio space and opened her very own yoga studio TWO WEEKS LATER.  Two weeks!  We ain’t never done that!  LOL.  No construction, ready as is.  A yogic dream!*

So remember, when things ain’t goin the way you want em to, breathe and believe.  You never know what the Universe is gonna deliver.  In record speed.

 

 

* Whenever you’re in Torrington, Connecticut, check out Heather’s new studio: sanctuarypoweryoga.com.

 

“We’re writing the story of our lives one moment at a time.”

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”

Thomas Edison

“He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.”

Arabic Proverb

“The part can never be well unless the whole is well.”

Plato

“We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.”

Adelle Davis

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”

Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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Super-mom Kim Cherelli

 

WOW!! Supermom of the month.    I was shocked to say the least when Taylor mentioned she wanted me to be her super mom of the month.  Me?  I never thought there was anything super about me.  I’m as average as average is, nonetheless I was and am honored to be thought of.

 

I met Taylor a year ago during Teacher Training at Prana Power Yoga.  I was instantly drawn to her energy and knew I was in the right place.  I didn’t know why I decided to become a yoga instructor nor did I know what I was getting into.  You see prior to signing up for the 8 week teacher training I think I practiced yoga about a dozen times.  I woke up one day and said “ I think I’d like to be a yoga instructor”  I proceeded to ask my yoga instructor at BSC how one goes about becoming an instructor.  She told me about Prana and here I am a whole year later.  I wasn’t really sure what I was looking for other than the fact I was looking for “something” the something that yoga instructors have.  I’m learning every day and I’m a work in progress but this is a journey and I am excited to see where it takes me.  The teacher training was an emotional and beautiful experience.  As quickly as the thought popped into my head to become a yoga instructor the same happened for my understanding why.  I’m understanding I am where I am suppose to be right now at this moment.  Stress is not as prevalent as before and I’m understanding people a bit better.

 

So, a lil about me.  I’m a single mom of one 18 year old son.  I don’t consider myself any different than the next mother. I never found raising a child difficult because it came naturally to me. .  I raised him simply the way I wanted to be treated.  I always knew I wanted to be a mother. I was 24 when I found out I was pregnant and afraid to tell my mother.  I knew what she would say or better yet the look or her face would tell me how disappointed she was.  Most people know my situation and how my son was the result of an abusive relationship, however I wouldn’t have change a thing.  I had to go through that for my son to be born.  If I didn’t then he wouldn’t have been born and I can’t imagine my life without him.  People congratulate me for being a single mom  my son does too but I don’t think I deserve any special credit.  Putting aside all my heartache and struggles in my life, it’s nothing compared to what some are going through.  I do count my blessings and I feel blessed to have been given this gift of motherhood.  There are those who want children and can’t   I am so very thankful and I can’t say it enough…..It’s truly a blessing.

“where you are at this moment is where you are suppose to be”

Sending love and light to all

Kim Cherelli